Tue April 22, 2014

Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF


Cornell University’s state-of-the-art particle accelerator won’t face a loss of funding, for the next few years at least. The National Science Foundation will spend $100 million to keep the synchrotron running.

Cornell’s High Energy Synchroton Light Source or CHESS is one of only two of its kind in the United States. CHESS uses high intensity x-ray and radiation to test hypotheses in physics, biology, and chemistry.

The lab will now receive $100 million over the next five years.

Senator Charles Schumer visited the CHESS lab yesterday to announce the funding.

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Mon April 21, 2014

Wegmans takes a stance on genetically modified food

Wegmans says federal food regulators should better identify genetically modified foods.
Robyn Lee via Flickr

Upstate New York grocery store chain Wegmans has come out and said federal food regulators should develop standards and labeling practices for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.

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Wed April 16, 2014

Innovation Trail and WXXI take lead with new upstate community media engagement project


WXXI Public Broadcasting is spearheading YelleR, an exciting new media initiative that will bring upstate New York community organizations together in a bold citizen journalism project.  The project is funded by a $28,000 grant from the INNovation Fund, a partnership between the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Investigative News Network, and substantial in-kind support.

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Sat April 12, 2014
Fort Nassau

Historians debate location of early Dutch settlement in Albany

The Port of Albany has been the focus of a lot of attention lately because of community debate over the location of a proposed crude oil processing plant.

But before the industrial sites and rail yards moved in about 80 years ago, the port was known as Castle Island.

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Mon April 7, 2014

Art and science flow together in the Lava Project

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 9:15 am

Bob Wysocki

There's a place at Syracuse University where art meets science.  The Lava Project has been fusing the two disciplines for four years now, and soon anyone can get in on the collaboration, through a free online course.

For the scientist, creating lava and watching it flow means to “understand how lava behaves and what it means when we have certain structures in lava flows, what controls that.”

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